giant salvinia http://redriverradio.org en SFA cancer research lab focuses attention on giant salvinia http://redriverradio.org/post/sfa-cancer-research-lab-focuses-attention-giant-salvinia <p>This winter’s hard freezes are helpful in fighting the spread of the invasive aquatic weed giant salvinia that continues to choke area waterways.&nbsp;</p><p>Researchers at Stephen F. Austin State University are working on a new control. Turns out, a compound found in the plant could be lethal to itself. That compound was discovered in an SFA pharmaceutical research lab that investigates anti-cancer agents found in native and invasive plants, according to Steve Bullard, dean of SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:50:19 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 40920 at http://redriverradio.org SFA cancer research lab focuses attention on giant salvinia Red River Waterway Commission steps up weevil program to kill salvinia http://redriverradio.org/post/red-river-waterway-commission-steps-weevil-program-kill-salvinia <p>The Red River Waterway Commission&rsquo;s new research biologist is on the job. Allie Cozad&#39;s mission is to raise armies of giant salvinia eating weevils to release on infested areas of the Red River. She realizes it&#39;s an uphill battle.</p><p></p><p>&ldquo;It takes a lot of weevil to do a lot of damage,&quot; Cozad said by phone, adding that the salvinia problem feels like job security as she starts her work as a commission employee.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 34183 at http://redriverradio.org Red River Waterway Commission steps up weevil program to kill salvinia State lawmaker from Shreveport wants a new way to kill aquatic weeds http://redriverradio.org/post/state-lawmaker-shreveport-wants-new-way-kill-aquatic-weeds <p>Louisiana Rep. Patrick Williams (D-Shreveport) is trying to draw attention to the invasive aquatic weed&nbsp;giant salvinia that&nbsp;continues to&nbsp;clog many waterways in the state. He invited the inventor of the "WaterMower" to address the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment during a May 8 hearing. Williams said his constituents want to see results that go beyond chemical sprays and weed eating weevils raised in university research labs.</p><p></p> Wed, 08 May 2013 15:28:42 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 27321 at http://redriverradio.org State lawmaker from Shreveport wants a new way to kill aquatic weeds Giant salvinia growth under control on northwest La. lakes http://redriverradio.org/post/giant-salvinia-growth-under-control-northwest-la-lakes <p>Fisheries biologist manager Evan Thames says the invasive&nbsp;aquatic weed giant&nbsp;salvinia is&nbsp;not growing out of control.&nbsp;The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and&nbsp;Fisheries is adhering to&nbsp;a four-day per&nbsp;week&nbsp;chemical&nbsp;spray&nbsp;schedule to keep the plant&nbsp;at&nbsp;bay. Tue, 22 May 2012 13:07:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 11589 at http://redriverradio.org Giant salvinia growth under control on northwest La. lakes